The Fig Eater Jody Shields



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    A dark, multi-layered, mesmerizing literary novel of suspense, superstition and latent eroticism set in fin-de-siécle Vienna.

    He watches her eating one fig, then two more, grinding the seeds between her teeth, the sound echoing in her head, perhaps the last sound Dora heard before there was the thunder of blood in her ears…

    Vienna, 1910. On a warm August night, the body of a young girl is discovered in the city’s celebrated Volksgarten. She has been strangled. Using the latest forensic methods and psychological thinking, the Chief Inspector of Police